Reel Big Fish has hit the UK leg of the 20th Anniversary Tour after getting over to the UK in the early hours of the morning. Kicking things off in Nottingham at Rock City as usual Reel Big Fish pulled out all the stops and made it a great night.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to catch the first 2 support bands The Skints and New Riot. I heard good things about both The Skints and New Riot from the crowd. I’ll be catching both bands at another gig in the coming weeks
Suburban Legends got the crowd dancing with ‘The Rabbit’ on drums. Unfortunately I got to the gig halfway through their set and spent another quarter of it grabbing a drink from the bar. Plenty of other gigs coming up to see them and hear the new songs they played again.
Shortly after Suburban Legends finished their set Reel Big Fish took to the stage, starting off with Sell Out the crowd instantly came alive. The setlist for the show seemed to be cut down as the night had to come to an end early due to the venue having a club night on, but all the usual songs you’d expect to hear were played. As well as my personal highlight of the night “241”.
A girl I met on the night hadn’t heard Reel Big Fish before but agreed to come along with her mate, she looked like she was enjoying it just as much as everyone else. Also great to see that so many of the audience was seeing Reel Big Fish for the first time.
I’m a fan of banter within the gaps between songs, although there seemed to be very little banter this time. My highlight was Johnny Christmas skanking on stage, with Dan then taking over with his interpretation following shortly after. Then the band jumped into “241”.
Similar banter at Revolution 2011…
As usual it was one hell of a show with the band putting in more than 100%. It was my first Reel Big Fish gig without Scott in the lineup, while he was missed by the crowd and the performance missed his edge Reel Big Fish is very much still a favorite of mine. Just like any other Reel Big Fish gig i’ve been to, I wanted it to carry on for a few more hours.